MNA Life Style Desk: In Ramadan Muslims across the globe observe fasts from dawn to dusk and also offer prayers five times a day including the night long prayer of Taraweeh, before dawn Muslims have their early morning meal known as Sehri and before dusk they congregate together to have their meal famously known as Iftar.
Sehri or Suhoor is the meal consumed before dawn. Sehri is one of the most important meals during Ramadan to keep your energy levels up during the day.
- Sehri should be a wholesome, moderate meal that is filling and provides enough energy for many hours. Try to eat high-fibre foods and complex carbohydrates such as grains and pulses. Your body takes longer to break down and absorb these foods, so they will fuel you better during your hours of fasting.
- It should comprise foods such as eggs, grains, dairy products and meat along with fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, fruit juice and nuts.
- Do not skip Sehri as it is an important meal that would help you sustain your energy levels throughout the day. Many individuals don’t feel hungry early morning and tend to skip it. Setting the table for Sehri is believed to be effective in improving the appetite.
- Individuals generally believe that drinking lot of tea at that time quenches thirst. However, this is not true. Tea contains caffeine that increases urination and water loss in the body and thereby increasing thirst. Thus, it is recommended to not drink too many cups of tea.
- Drinking too much water at Sehri dilutes stomach’s acid content and causes bloating and indigestion. It is thus recommended to drink water gradually and slowly.
A love for dates during the month of Ramadan is always helpful as it may keep the energy level high for whole day.